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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Why does my knee hurt when I run?

30Sep

The success of the London 2012 Olympics has had a huge impact upon society including the greater participation in sporting activities. This is a truly vital legacy and we must seek to pervade this healthy mindset to all corners of … Continue reading

  

Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS) Part 2: What can we do?

29Sep

Joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS) is commonly seen in my clinics, either as a feature observed or as a problem in itself – see previous blog. Commonly people desecribe pain, poor spatial awareness (so-called clumsiness), flat-footedness, problems with walking and controlling movement. … Continue reading

  

Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS) Part 1 – what are the problems?

29Sep

I see many people who are hypermobile, in other words, are able to move certain joints through a greater range. But what is normal? With so many being able to do this including some of the best known athletes, what … Continue reading

  

Middlesex University psychology expert tips on dealing with Stoptober

28Sep

Stoptober

The Government’s national Stoptober campaign starts on Monday, which is a 28 day challenge aimed at stopping people smoking. Middlesex University psychology expert Mark Coulson argues that smokers must remember that smoking is a dependency as well as an addiction. … Continue reading

  

Thoughts on recognising what are signs of distress and indicators of comfort in those we care for with dementia

27Sep

Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always. Hippocrates It’s an interesting concept to consider distress and comfort as something we may be able to measure to produce specific interventions and better care outcomes for those we care for. It is difficult … Continue reading

  

How do we improve access to psychological therapies?

26Sep

Simon Lawton Smith, Head of Policy at the Mental Health Foundation: “A report from the London School of Economics (LSE) published in June (1) says the NHS in England is failing millions of adults and hundreds of thousands of children … Continue reading

  

The Patient Patient

26Sep

Last time I wrote on this blog I was in the middle of one of the worst flare ups I’ve had in a decade. I explained that it was largely due to stress and my despair at being unable to … Continue reading

  

Means the world to me

25Sep

Over the years I have been humbled by the goodness shown to me from many clients. Their gratitude always makes me feel a little shy though, and only a conduit to their inner strength to overcome one of the most … Continue reading

  

Department of Health launches dementia awareness campaign

25Sep

The Department of Health, in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Society has launched a brand new campaign aimed at helping to assist with early diagnosis of dementia. The campaign was launched last week to coincide with World Alzheimer’s Day (September 21). … Continue reading

  

101 Ways to Prevent Asthma, Allergies, Eczema and Hayfever

24Sep

Okay, if you got here because you think I’m going to offer you advice on how to prevent anything, I’m not. The title is entirely facetious. If you’ve read my blog, you know that I don’t believe in cures for … Continue reading

  

My First Blog!

24Sep

Hello everyone! I’m Cookie MonStar and I’m really pleased to have been asked by Deborah from talkhealth to start blogging! So as this is my first blog I thought I’d start by introducing myself and telling you a bit about … Continue reading

  

A Guest Post – Anorexia and Anxiety

24Sep

Anorexia Nervosa: An Anxiety Disorder with a Specific Set of Rules? Okay, so the awesome Charlotte has invited me to write a blog post related to the title above. Some of you may have previously read my own blog: ‘Extra … Continue reading

  

Cancer Warning for Women who like a Glass of Wine or Three

22Sep

They are the problem drinkers missed by government efforts to curb alcohol misuse – women, often middle-class and professional, who share a bottle of wine with a partner over dinner each night, putting their health at risk. Unnoticed because they … Continue reading

  

INSOMNIA…NOOOOOOO – SLEEP-YEEESSSSSSS

22Sep

How much sleep do you get? Not getting enough sleep isn’t good.Requiring too much sleep can be just as bad…either way something could be wrong with your health. Sleep has ALWAYS been one of my favorite pastimes,as a teen, I … Continue reading

  

Need Tips To Get Rid Of Acne? Try These!

19Sep

Acne breakouts can make you feel depressed and worthless. Stop allowing acne to dictate how you live your life. If you follow the tips in this article, you will be on your way to clear and beautiful skin. By following … Continue reading

  

QV Helps Eczema Sufferers During National Eczema Week

19Sep

This year’s National Eczema Week, raising awareness of the skin condition, takes place from 15 –23 September 2012 and has the theme ‘Fighting For An Eczema Free Future’. Eczema is a dry skin condition that comes in many different forms, … Continue reading

  

Never underestimate the affect of pain in people living with dementia

18Sep

I have recently been working with two residents in our care homes that have been showing signs of agitation and distress.  Working closely with their GPs in reviewing their treatments, we have considered the part pain may be playing in … Continue reading

  

Acknowledgement For Harrogate Sanctuary

17Sep

Baroness Newlove Queen Elizabeth II Attends The State Opening Of Parliament

I received this encouraging email from Baroness Newlove today, and with support like this, we will fight on with our aims to liberate women from the strangle hold of alcohol addiction. Dear Sarah, I am very grateful to you for … Continue reading

  

New survey aims to reveal if acne is part of growing up or a cause of silent misery for millions

17Sep

A new survey has been launched this week by the British Skin Foundation (BSF) which looks at the impact that acne has on sufferers in the UK. The national skin disease research charity is keen to uncover the scale of … Continue reading

  

Almost at goal weight

17Sep

It’s been a very long time since I blogged. As you will know, I had been struggling to lose the weight and it had taken me over 6 months to lose around 10 pounds. In July a major turning point … Continue reading

  

A quiet few weeks

15Sep

So, I’ve not really had anything to blog about, eczema-wise, for a few weeks. I’ve been trying out various skincare products over on my main blog and not even those have really interfered with my skin. In fact, I even … Continue reading

  

A, B, C’s: An Appreciation

14Sep

An alphabet poem, written by me, in honor of Back to School: Lines and squiggles, Made twenty-six ways, Turn into words, Before our gaze. Hooray for the alphabet! Do you remember when you first learned your A, B, C’s? I … Continue reading

  

Why you should step outside.

13Sep

There is more to health than eating right and exercising. To be truly healthy you should have feelings of wellbeing, positivity and happiness with your life. If you have read my blog you will know how often I exhort getting … Continue reading

  

Young Dementia

11Sep

Dementia is currently high on both the political and the news agendas, with an estimated 800,000 people in the UK thought to have the condition.  The Prime Minister launched his ‘Dementia Challenge’ back in March and popular figures such as … Continue reading

  

Getting My Teeth into Europe – The Better Oral Health European Oral Platform

10Sep

World Oral Health Day, European Parliament, in Brussels, BDHF

I was fortunate enough to recently attend the Better Oral Health European Platform – Are we taking enough care of our teeth? The case for a European oral health policy. This also launched The State of Oral Health in Europe … Continue reading

  

Your choice

10Sep

Sometimes, when things get a bit tough, it is easy to forget that we have a choice. We have a choice about where and how we die. With a diagnosis of terminal illness, we are given plenty of time to … Continue reading

  

Slow down to speed up weight loss

10Sep

When you’re trying to lose weight you want to do it quickly so the last thing you need to hear from me is that you need to slow down. But in the end slowing down really will help speed up … Continue reading

  

Alcohol Is Never Top of the Government Agenda

10Sep

Now smokers are going to be encouraged in October, to give up en mass. According to some Government Tsar, we are all herd/pack animals so will find it much easier to be texted by some smoking cessation team to egg … Continue reading

  

Pharmacists can make changes to prescriptions

10Sep

The Human Medicine Regulations 2012 came into force on 14 August 2012. The regulations have introduced some policy changes, amongst which is the following: ‘the Regulations consolidate provisions enabling a pharmacist, if in the exercise of their professional skill and … Continue reading

  

Atopic Girl’s Weekend Off!

10Sep

Being an “atopic” girl doesn’t mean that I just think about allergies and atopy all day long. Honestly, I don’t think about it all that much. Labour Day weekend was a great example of how I integrate the fact that … Continue reading

  

Safe and Healthy Ways To Lose Weight

7Sep

Losing weight is something many people struggle with over the years because they have a hard time finding a diet that works for them. Using the tips provided you should be able to get to a healthy weight you can … Continue reading

  

That nagging feeling

6Sep

I visited my mother in her care home today and the nagging feeling of have we done enough resurfaced once again.  Whilst having lost the ability to speak for quite a while my mother does make sounds and grunts to … Continue reading

  

Back pain in football and sport

4Sep

Back pain is a common experience across society. Millions are spent each year on treatment yet we do not seem to be making any significant progress in tackling this vast problem. Undoubtedly footballers are also subject to spinal aches and … Continue reading

  

Another hamstring injury, but how serious is it?

4Sep

The hamstring injury is one of football’s blights, affecting so many of our best known players. The latest is Andy Carroll who sustained the injury yesterday in his first game at West Ham – read here. The extent of the injury will … Continue reading

  

GO CRAZY

3Sep

I call myself the Crazy Thyroid Lady because my mother instilled in me the ability to turn the tables on those who bully me. “Don’t let them see they are getting to you”, she would say. As my disease evolved, … Continue reading

  

Toxic Chemicals found in Scented Laundry Products

3Sep

Violet's Magic UNSCENTED Laundry Powder

I was interested in a University of Washington study of top-selling laundry products which found they emitted dozens of different chemicals. All six products tested, including dryer sheets, fabric softeners and detergents, gave off at least one chemical regulated as … Continue reading

  

Hello!

3Sep

Hi, my name is Paige and I am 16 years old. This blog is for anyone but especially for teenagers because I know that having eczema is hard enough let alone having it whilst going through teenage problems! So, a … Continue reading

  

It’s My Ovaries Stupid!!!

2Sep

Well, the ups and downs of my hormones over the last few weeks have given me alot of food for thought.  My ‘bible’ as such has to be the above book ‘it’s my ovaries stupid’ by Elizabeth Lee Vliet MD.  … Continue reading

  

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